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The Sleep Room (1998)

Based on a true story, this production relates the tale of two American lawyers who try to bring the U.S. government to its knees. In the early 1950s, the CIA funds a Montreal psychiatric ... See full summary »

Director:

Anne Wheeler

Writers:

Anne Collins (book), Bruce M. Smith
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leon Pownall Leon Pownall ... Dr. Ewen Cameron
Macha Grenon ... Nathalie Belding
Nicola Cavendish Nicola Cavendish ... Ruth Farmer
Gabrielle Rose ... Nurse Stephens
Emmanuel Bilodeau ... Dandain
France Castel ... Flo Langelben
Diego Matamoros Diego Matamoros ... Dr. Goldman
Bruce Dinsmore ... Dr. Burns
Eric Peterson ... Sal Rothenberg
Donald Moffat ... Joseph Rauh
Marina Orsini ... Jane Conroy
Frank Moore ... Mr. Krantz
Nicholas Campbell ... Lucas
Blu Mankuma ... Judge Locke
Daniel Kash ... Aaron Rothenberg
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Based on a true story, this production relates the tale of two American lawyers who try to bring the U.S. government to its knees. In the early 1950s, the CIA funds a Montreal psychiatric hospital to do some research on mind control. Thirty-some years later, the patients want justice... Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

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Biography | Drama

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Dr. Ewen Cameron: I am simply repeating what you told me. You think your father is good looking...
Nathalie Belding: I never said he was good looking.
Dr. Ewen Cameron: 'Course you did.
Nathalie Belding: No I didn't!
Dr. Ewen Cameron: Natalie!
Nathalie Belding: I did not say that.
Dr. Ewen Cameron: [plays tape recorder] Now, are we agreed that you said it?
Nathalie Belding: I never said that.
Dr. Ewen Cameron: [replays tape recorder] Well? Natalie, is he handsome?
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Realistic
19 March 2010 | by trancemaster-3See all my reviews

I worked in a psychiatric hospital, such as Louis-Hippolyte-Lafontaine in 2009 and I can tell that the actors are credible. It could not be more realistic than that, it's the real scene. The techniques changed, but I can tell that ethic is still a problem because patients are over medicated and look like the patients in the movie.

It's for sure that electroshock is a drastic and unscientific practises and this movie make us feel some of the emotions of patients had and that's excellent. I was shocked about the truth and I am glad that I know that the Canada government did not do anything to save the patients in Montreal.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 March 1998 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Le pavillon de l'oubli See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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CINAR See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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